Plumbers must demonstrate their competence as installers
of plumbing systems to an official executing board prior to being issued
a license. A plumbing code which is technically perfect is valueless if
in provisions are not observed and enforced. The issuance of a license
by a community specifies that in holder is qualified both theoretically
and practically and that their technical knowledge is sufficient to maintain
the standards of the code.
Is licensing intended to prevent anyone but a plumber
from doing sanitation work? NO... Licensing prohibits the irresponsible,
incapable person from endangering the health of your family, neighbors
sad community. Any person may do the work who has sufficient knowledge
to do it in a safe manner, so long as the Rules and Regulations of the
plumbing and sanitation code are observed. However, those wishing to do
such work must demonstrate their ability by taking out a license and passing
The State requires that, like a doctor, nurse, dentist
or pharmacist, anyone whose work affects the public health and safety
shall have adequate knowledge and training. No one wants a "quack doctor"
to treat his family or a "soda clerk" to fill his prescriptions. For precisely
the same reasons, one does not want a "handyman" to do work in his home,
office factory which can adversely affect the health of his family, his
employees or his neighbors.
Done improperly this work would probably need to be
rectified at the time the property changed hands which means paying twice
for the same work.